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Texas church takes in Chinese refugees

By Ryan Hill
Posted

Persecution | On July 4, while Americans launched bottle rockets and grilled burgers to celebrate their liberty, a Chinese court fined Christian pastor Zhang Shaojie more…

Crimean church leaders: Pro-Russian officials are trying to ‘liquidate’ us

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | The Russian annexation of Crimea in March has restricted religious freedom for Christians, Jews, and Muslims on the peninsula, according to persecution…

Meriam Ibrahim says her baby may be disabled

By Jamie Dean
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Sudan | As the Christian woman tries to flee to the United States, others remain persecuted and imprisoned in Sudan

Egyptian Christian sentenced to six years in prison for Facebook ‘like’

Egyptian Christian sentenced to six years in prison for Facebook ‘like’

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Coptic Christian Kerolos Shouky Attallah will spend six years in an Egyptian prison and must pay the equivalent of an $840 fine for liking a Facebook page for…

U.S. policy needs a religious liberty upgrade

By Emily Scheie
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Religious Liberty | WASHINGTON—The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) lists 26 nations on its 2014 report of countries that consistently…

Meriam Ibrahim safe inside U.S. Embassy

By Leigh Jones & J.C. Derrick
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Persecution | UPDATE: Meriam Ibrahim and her family are safe inside the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum, her lawyer told reporters this morning. After police released the…

Rand Paul: Senate ‘all empty air’ on persecution

By J.C. Derrick
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Politics | Kentucky senator chastises colleagues for voting against amendment tying conditions to foreign aid

Myanmar wants converts to get government permission

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Myanmar, also known as Burma, has taken steps in recent years toward freedom and democracy from the iron-fisted military regime that ruled until 2011. But…

Displaced Mexican Protestants still waiting for justice

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Persecution | A year after extreme violence barred them from returning home, a group of Mexican Protestants is still waiting for the government to address their request for…

‘Miracle’ ruling in Pakistan jails rapists

By Les Sillars
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Pakistan | Four Muslim men who attacked a Christian girl are sentenced to 20 years in prison

Hashtag diplomacy is not enough to save Meriam Ibrahim

By Rikki Elizabeth Stinnette
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Persecution | WASHINGTON—Nearly 50 protestors gathered in front of the White House Thursday to raise awareness of a woman threatened with execution if she doesn’t give…

Sudan’s foreign minister suggests Meriam Ibrahim will be freed

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted

Persecution | Foreign leaders remain hopeful about the possibility of securing Meriam Ibrahim’s release from prison in Sudan. The Christian mother of two, who is married…

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